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waia Play

1. (verb) to be accustomed to, familiar with, used to, practised.

Nāwai rā kua waia noa te tangata ki a ia e haere atu ana i Ōkiwi ki tana wāhi mahi mā runga i tētahi o ngā motukā tuatahi i kitea ai ki Te Whanganui-a-Tara (TTR 1994:19). / After a time people became familiar with him commuting to his work from Eastbourne in one of the first motor cars seen in Wellington.

Synonyms: taunga, mōhio, umanga

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